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Quotes of disadvantage

  1. At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. – Henry Bessemer
  2. This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage – Tim Bishop
  3. Mutual funds give people the sense that they're investing with the big boys and that they're really not at a disadvantage entering the stock market. – Ron Chernow
  4. There's almost no way of doing importing honestly, because if you do you're at such a disadvantage competitively. So people spend huge amounts of effort getting around stupid laws and not paying taxes. – Esther Dyson
  5. The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them. – Hermann Ebbinghaus
  6. I do a lot of work with the Dyslexia Institute because, for people with dyslexia who do not have parental support, it is a huge disadvantage I was fortunate because my Mum was a teacher and she taught me to work hard. – Susan Hampshire
  7. In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food. – Joseph Hume
  8. Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. – Washington Irving
  9. I don't think it's so much of a disadvantage setting up from scratch. – David Leslie
  10. By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage – Ian Mcewan
  11. It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage – Alain Prost
  12. We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage – Mordecai Richler
  13. Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage – Marilyn vos Savant
  14. The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity. – Philip Sidney

Usage examples for disadvantage

  1. Any of the breeds in this class will prove to be satisfactory for a farm flock, although the Colored breeds and varieties are at a disadvantage when dressed due to their dark pin feathers. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  2. It is likely enough that to Mr. James the fact of having been bred in the United States has proved a disadvantage – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  3. It is so nearly impossible to remedy a difficulty which has passed into print so largely, that we have to accept the evil, and remedy as best we may the disadvantage it is to young minds to have all this confusion presented to them on the threshold of their literary education. – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  4. But there's another disadvantage of the train. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  5. She looked up with her soft, brown eyes, which always seemed to have in them, even when they smiled, a look of pleading- as of someone at a disadvantage – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. I made him realize the disadvantage you were under, he said, being a stranger and not knowing the ground. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  7. One naturally doesn't care to appear to any more disadvantage than is necessary. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  8. All of his own men were without their arms, and therefore they were at a disadvantage when they saw the natives of the country coming under arms. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  9. You would think him the most open- hearted chap in the world, but if you will watch him carefully in the spring you will learn things which are to his disadvantage – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  10. He was not the cool villain like Munro- never to be taken by surprise, or at disadvantage and his eye was now withdrawn, though but for a moment, beneath the stern and searching glance which read him through. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  11. He was so much at a disadvantage now, that Peter felt sorry for him. – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  12. The struggle had commenced, and though Murray fought bravely, he had been taken at a disadvantage and the help had come, apparently, in vain. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  13. He must get them at a special disadvantage and there was only one way in which this could, be accomplished. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  14. But against this disadvantage a long list of advantages is to be set off. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  15. His constant presence in the streets might serve to make his face and figure familiar, and this would be a disadvantage if he were presently to help Mademoiselle St. Clair to escape from Paris. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  16. He therefore told him that if he could cast any light on his wife's disappearance, it was most desirable he should do so; for reports were abroad greatly to his disadvantage – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  17. Is there any sufficient reason why a woman who has trained her judgment in a medical school, shall not go into life, not only with no disadvantage but with positive advantage from such training? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  18. No sums of money paid by way of indemnity will serve of themselves to save them from hopeless disadvantage for years to come. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. " No one outside this room has been told aught to your disadvantage my Lord," said the girl blushing rose- red. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  20. This will put us at a very serious disadvantage thought he, in case it comes to fighting. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England

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